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  • Ex-President Micheletti: The US Asked Me to Return Power to Zelaya [Honduras]

    02/04/2018 7:34:31 AM PST · by Yardstick · 5 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | May 4, 2015 | Elena Toledo
    Roberto Micheletti Baín played a significant role in the political crisis that struck Honduras in 2009. He assumed the presidency of the country when the Supreme Court of Justice ordered the arrest of then-President Manuel Zelaya, who was subsequently expelled from the country by the armed forces. Six years on, Micheletti has retired from political life, and lives surrounded by nature and his family. Yet the specter of political turmoil has returned once more to the Central American nation. Late in April, a chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice revoked two key constitutional provisions that prohibited presidential reelection: paving...
  • Don't tune out the newest Benghazi developments

    05/04/2014 5:04:27 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5-4-2014 | John Kass - OP/ED
    Don't tune out the newest Benghazi developments John Kass May 4, 2014 Former Deputy CIA Director Mike Morell is sworn recently by the House Select Intelligence Committee. "The analysts said from the get-go that al-Qaida was involved in (the Benghazi) attack," Morell testified. Why is Benghazi important to Americans? You'll hear a lot about Benghazi in coming days and you'll hear the familiar screeching of partisan politics, now that House Speaker John Boehner has decided to convene a select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in that dusty fly-bitten town in Libya. If the past is any guide, you'll...
  • Honduras election: Hernandez declared official winner

    11/27/2013 8:46:10 PM PST · by Bogey78O · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/27/2013 | BBC
    Honduras' electoral commission has officially declared the conservative governing party candidate winner of Sunday's presidential poll. "Today's figures indicate clearly that the winner of the election is Juan Orlando Hernandez," said the commission's president David Matamoros. Mr Hernandez has won 35.88% of the vote, according to AFP news agency. His main rival, the left-wing candidate Xiomara Castro, has won 29% with 81.5% of polling stations tallied. Mr Matamoros earlier said the final result would be known in the next few days, but he called on all candidates to support the new government. Second-placed Ms Castro said she was robbed of...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • Honduras: José Alfredo Landaverde silencing (murdered)

    12/11/2011 9:21:04 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    La Prensa ^ | December 8, 2011 1230 AM | none stated
    The wife survived the attack in which gunmen killed the former adviser of Security. His voice was drowned to death. Organized crime and the police will rest from the constant criticism that made them the secretariat adviser of Security, José Alfredo Landaverde, foully murdered yesterday. The professional engineering had become an auditor of the actions of the institutions in charge of national security. Yesterday he went with his wife Hilda Caldera when he was attacked by two gunmen who were driving a motorcycle. The unfortunate occurrence which caused the Honduran population repudiation occurred at about ten o'clock on the Boulevard...
  • Let Down By Lobo: The Honduran leader has been a major disappointment(Lobo in White Hut Oct. 5)

    10/05/2011 8:48:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    InterAmerican Security Watch (article from the Weekly Standard) ^ | Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 | JAIME DAREMBLUM
    When Honduran leader Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo visits the White House today, it will be a watershed moment in the Central American country’s diplomatic rehabilitation. More than two years have passed since Honduran authorities removed Manuel Zelaya from the presidency to block his unconstitutional, autocratic power grab. Five months after Zelaya’s ouster, Honduras held a democratic national election, and Lobo, a member of the conservative National Party, won with over 56 percent of the vote. Yet it was not until this past June that Honduras was formally readmitted to the Organization of American States (OAS), which had suspended the country following...
  • Obama To Meet With Honduras’ Lobo At White House In October

    09/28/2011 8:57:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Latin American News Dispatch ^ | September 23, 2011 2:48 pm | none stated
    U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo next month at the White House to discuss a broad range of bilateral and regional economic and security issues, according to a press release. The Oval Office Meeting on October 5 will come only a few weeks after Lobo’s address at the United Nations, where he highlighted his country’s commitment to restoring human rights in the aftermath of the June 2009 coup that ousted then-President Manuel Zelaya. “The President also welcomes the opportunity to underscore the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Honduran people, as well as...
  • Roberto Micheletti, former President of Honduras (Happy Birthday)

    08/13/2011 9:29:33 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    The InterAmerican Institute ^ | August 13, 2011 | none stated
    Distinguished Senior Fellow in Political Leadership and Constitutional Governance Laureate, the Samuel Adams-Jose Bonifacio Prize for 2010 Roberto Micheletti (b. 13 Aug. 1943) is a former President of Honduras (28 June 2009 – 27 January 2010). He succeeded to the Presidency as a result of the constitutional crisis arising from then President Manuel Zelaya's June 2009 attempt to illegally change the national Constitution. The Attorney General's office charged Manuel Zelaya with violations of the constitution, laws and court orders. The Honduran Supreme Court found that Zelaya was violating the Constitution and issued an arrest warrant ordering the Honduran military to...
  • Ambassador to Honduras in Billy Hoover's office at ATF HQ now

    07/15/2011 4:46:09 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    http://www.sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/ ^ | 7/15 | http://www.sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/
    In Billy Hoover's office today: U.S. Ambassador to Honduras Hugo Llorens. My favorite Hugo Llorens quote: "One can't violate the Constitution in order to create another Constitution, because if one doesn't respect the Constitution, then we all live under the law of the jungle." Hugo Llorens, June 2009, in reference to President Manuel Zelaya's planned referendum on a proposed constitutional assembly. I guess we'll see if what Llorens thinks is good for the goose is equally good for the gander. Maybe he's there to give Billy Hoover a lesson on our Constitution. He could sure as hell use it.
  • Micheletti asks U.S. to fight the president continued (Obozo helps Zelaya in Honduras)

    06/18/2011 7:16:30 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    La Prensa (Honduras) ^ | 6-14-2011 04:48pm | none stated
    During his speech, Micheletti Tuesday criticized the U.S. government and the OAS Hugo Llorens for reacting to the removal in 2009 of President Manuel Zelaya a "strong interest in ideological" The Honduran president Roberto Micheletti today asked the U.S. to defend democracy in Latin America and fight the presidents who want to stay in power, in a speech via video link to lawmakers in the country. "Please watch democracy in these countries where the presidents appear overnight and they want to stay in power. Help the people," Micheletti asked in his speech broadcast on a legislative subcommittee on Latin America....
  • Ousted ex-president Zelaya returns to Honduras

    05/29/2011 7:15:29 AM PDT · by don-o · 16 replies · 1+ views
    CBC News ^ | May 28 2011
    The ousted ex-president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, has arrived back in his home country, greeted by thousands of supporters after being run out of office almost two years ago. Zelaya's flight from Nicaragua landed at Tegucigalpa's airport Saturday afternoon where thousands of his supporters had been camping out. Zelaya, who spent much of his exile in the Dominican Republic, is scheduled to meet with Hondura's current President, Porfirio Lobo, and Organization of American States chief Jose Miguel Insulza. Zelaya was removed from office in June 2009 by the military for ignoring a Supreme Court order to cancel a referendum, which...
  • Ex-leader returns to Honduras 2 years after ouster

    05/28/2011 2:10:59 PM PDT · by don-o · 50 replies
    AP via Google ^ | May 28 2011
    EGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Former President Manuel Zelaya has arrived in Honduras, ending a long political crisis caused by his ouster in a military-backed coup almost two years ago. Zelaya's flight from Nicaragua landed on Saturday at Tegucigalpa's airport where he was greet by thousands of supporters who had set up a tent camp nearby. Zelaya's comeback paves the way for Honduras to re-enter the international community, which rejected the June 2009 coup that forced him from office and out of the country.
  • Obama on Wrong Side of Honduras Dispute, GOP Lawmaker Warns (what else is new)

    05/24/2011 3:46:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/24/11 | Patrick Goodenough
    An agreement signed in Colombia this week allowing the ousted former Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, to return home and resume political activity without fear of prosecution marks “a great day” for the Honduran people, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But in the view of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the accord sets the stage for Zelaya and his leftist ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, to further damage democracy in the small Central American country. “Hugo Chavez’s handprints are all over this deal,” Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. “He can’t wait to have Zelaya...
  • Honduran president signs deal allowing ousted leader Zelaya's return

    05/23/2011 10:26:27 AM PDT · by 57 Red States · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/23/11 | CNN
    Ousted ex-Honduran President Manuel Zelaya inked an accord Sunday with the country's current president that will allow him to return to Honduras after almost two years in exile, officials said. The deal, which was brokered by the Colombian and Venezuelan governments, was signed in Cartagena, Colombia, by Zelaya and Honduran President Porfirio Lobo. It allows Zelaya and his allies to return to Honduras and helps clear the way for the country to rejoin the Organization of American States. Zelaya and his supporters will also be permitted to participate in Honduran politics. Zelaya was overthrown in a military-led coup June 28,...
  • Otto J. Reich: 21st Century Socialism - The attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.

    04/23/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 343+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 23, 2010 | Otto J. Reich
    21st Century SocialismThe attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.  The Obama administration started out on the wrong foot in world affairs. It used techniques better suited for domestic political campaigns — popularity contests — in its foreign policy. In our own hemisphere, the result was confusion for our allies and our enemies alike. The overriding objective of U.S. policy — in Latin America and elsewhere — should be to advance U.S. national interests, not to curry favor with foreign leaders. If we can be liked while advancing our interests, so much the better. But when we try to befriend...
  • Obama, Code Pink and Egypt: 'There Are No Coincidences in Politics' (as seen on Glenn Beck)

    02/03/2011 3:42:54 PM PST · by kristinn · 76 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Thursday, February 3, 2011 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    As the cliche goes, there are no coincidences in politics. Obama fundraiser group Code Pink just happened to have arrived in Cairo last week for the group’s ninth visit there in two years as part of its campaign to undermine the Mubarak government and help Hamas, the terrorist group that controls Gaza. Code Pink and the media are trying to portray the leftist group's 'sudden' appearance in Cairo Wednesday as an act of courageous support for a democratic revolution. Nothing could be further from the truth.Code Pink protests the Mubarak government in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. February 2, 2011. Code...
  • Clarice's Pieces: The Incredible Lightness of Obama

    02/06/2011 3:20:05 AM PST · by Scanian · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 06, 2011 | Clarice Feldman
    This week saw a showdown between the man whose most significant achievement before 2008 was that he very nearly got the asbestos removed from the Altgeld Gardens tenements in Chicago and the third-longest-ruling head of Egypt since the Pharaoh Ramses, whose reign lasted 67 years. The Egyptian, an 82-year-old with terminal cancer, easily bested the community organizer, the man elected by people who quite clearly confused the last presidential election with an American idol contest. While many who elected the American president probably do not yet realize it, it is lucky for them that he lost the showdown, for had...
  • Wikileaks: Obama Regime Knew Ousted Honduran Leader was Socialist Pig-Backed Him to Please Chavez

    12/21/2010 4:54:34 PM PST · by cookcounty · 75 replies · 6+ views
    Unbelievable. The Obama Administration knew that Manuel Zelaya was an anti-democratic anti-Semitic pig whose goal was to become ruler for life like his buddy Hugo Chavez. But, Team Obama decided to support him for the greater good of Latin American relations. Barack Obama even cut off aid to Honduras in order to appease tyrant Hugo Chavez.
  • Wikileaks: Obama supported ousted Honduran Pres Zelaya to support Hugo Chavez

    12/20/2010 8:05:48 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 68 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 20, 2010 | Mary Anastasia
    "The last year and a half of the [President Manuel] Zelaya Administration will be, in my view, extraordinarily difficult for our bilateral relationship. His pursuit of immunity from the numerous activities of organized crime carried out in his administration will cause him to threaten the rule of law and institutional stability." —Charles Ford, U.S. ambassador to Honduras, May 15, 2008 Lots of hypotheses have been floated to explain why the Obama administration went to such extremes last year to try to force Honduras to reinstate deposed president Manuel Zelaya. Now the release of two WikiLeaked cables from the U.S. embassy...
  • OAS Commission recommends eliminating lawsuits against Zelaya in Honduras

    07/30/2010 8:33:20 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Diario El Heraldo ^ | 07/30/2010 | Diario El Heraldo
    OAS Commission recommends eliminating lawsuits against Zelaya The report on the situation in Honduras was delivered to the Permanent Council yesterday by the OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza. The High Level Commission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in its report on the situation of Honduras, the government of Porfirio Lobo Sosa remove legal proceedings instituted against former President Manuel Zelaya. "The Commission considers it appropriate to end lawsuits over the de facto regime against former President Zelaya and his associates, under the laws of Honduras," said the document prepared by the OAS Permanent Representatives of Argentina, Bahamas,...